|Degree Code:||I56_13||Degree Name:||MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS|
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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS
|Course Structure and Duration||View Details|
3.1 Candidates for the Master of Science degree in the Department shall follow courses of study as laid down in the approved specialization programmes for a period not less than two academic years. The first year of study shall be by coursework and examinations.
3.2 A course unit will be defined as comprising 45 contact hours of lecturers, tutorials and practicals.
3.3 The candidate shall register for specified core courses for the chosen area of specialization together with suitable electives to total a minimum of EIGHT units for the first year of study.
3.4 The Second year of study for Theoretical Physics candidates shall be by coursework and examinations together with a dissertation written on a topical investigation carried out during the second semester. SPH 607 Projects shall constitute the dissertation that is compulsory while the candidate shall choose three other Double Units depending on areas of specialization.
3.5 The Second year of study for Experimental physics candidates shall be by thesis based on a research proposal submitted and approved by the end of the first year. The thesis shall be examined according to University of Nairobi regulations.
|Entry Requirements||View Details|
This is a revised M.Sc. Program that aims at providing sufficient basis for specialization in the various distinct areas of Physics as a subject. The Department has in the past offered courses, which largely produced M.Sc. graduates with limited specialization scope. Whereas four of the Specialization Groups below have largely existed in a homogenous form, an entirely new Group for Nuclear and Radiation Physics has been introduced. Some of the units in the old program have been re-structured or re-packaged while a number of new units have been introduced to cater for stronger specialization. These will help the students to focus early on their areas of specialization in order to reduce the time taken for thesis research. Areas of specialization have been grouped as below for award of specific Masters degrees:
i) Theoretical Physics
ii) Experimental Condensed Matter
iv) Electronics and Instrumentation
v) Nuclear and Radiation Physics
|Examinations Regulations||View Details|
4.1 Units shall be examined by continuous assessment tests and examinations at the end of the semester. For a one-unit course, the end-of-semester examination shall be of two hours duration at the end of the semester for which the unit is taught. For a two-unit course the examination shall be of three hours duration at the end of the academic year.
4.2 For units SPH 615, 624 and 633 Continuous Assessment shall comprise 60% of the Marks and at the end-of-semester examinations shall comprise 40%.
4.3 The pass mark for the examination shall be 50%. Candidates must pass all the units, if necessary by Supplementary Examinations, in order to proceed from the First to the Second year of study.
4.4 In Supplementary examinations a score of less than 50% shall be regarded as the agreed marks but for scores of 50% and above, the agreed marks shall be recorded as 50%.
4.5 A candidate may, on the recommendation of the School Board of Examiners and approval by Senate, be allowed to sit Supplementary examinations if the candidate fails in not more than two units.
4.6 A candidate shall normally be discontinued from the university if the candidate fails
a) In more than two units
b) In the Supplementary examinations
c) To follow the prescribed course
d) Fails to obtain the pass mark in the dissertation after the second resubmission
4.7 Each unit shall be examined by a 2-hour paper at the end of the semester with continuous assessment performance constituting 30% of the total marks. However, for the second year of study, theoretical candidates will be examined by 3-hour papers.
4.8 The Dissertation (SPH 707:Project) shall be submitted two weeks before the end of the final semester of study, and graded independently out of one hundred (100) marks distributed as follows: 70% for the project report and 30% for oral presentation.
4.9 A candidate who fails to obtain the passmark in the dissertation may, on the recommendation of the School of Physical Sciences of Board of Science and approval of Senate, be allowed to resubmit the project for a maximum of two times.
4.10 A pass obtained after re-submittion of the dissertation will be recorded as 50%.
C. OTHER CHARGES:
D. All fees due should be paid before registration can be effected.
E. Appropriate field work fee shall be charged separately.
F. These are the minimum recommended research funds in each category.
Fees will be payable by Money Order or Bankers Cheques only drawn in favour of University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited.
The Fees indicated below do not include accommodation, personal maintenance costs, books and stationery.
A book allowance of about 40,000/= will be required.
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|Semester: Non Specified|
|Course Code||Course Name||Course Hours|
|SPH 505||Solid State Physics I||View Description|
Solid State Physics I Description
|SPH 504||Electrodynamics I||View Description|
Electrodynamics I Description
|SPH 503||Quantum Mechanics I||View Description|
Quantum Mechanics I Description
|SPH 501||Classical Mechanics||View Description|
Classical Mechanics Description
|SPH 512||Space Physics||View Description|
Space Physics Description
|SPH 511||Physics Of Selected Materials||View Description|
Physics Of Selected Materials Description
|SPH 510||Mechanical, Thermal & Optical Properties Of Solids||View Description|
Mechanical, Thermal & Optical Properties Of Solids Description
|SPH 509||Surface Physics||View Description|
Surface Physics Description
|SPH 508||Elasticity||View Description|
|SPH 507||Optical And Laser Physics||View Description|
Optical And Laser Physics Description
|SPH 506||Solid State Electronics||View Description|
Solid State Electronics Description
|SPH 517||Relativity||View Description|
|SPH 516||Mathematical Physics||View Description|
Mathematical Physics Description
|SPH 515||Computational Physics I||View Description|
Computational Physics I Description
|SPH 514||Electrodynamics Ii||View Description|
Electrodynamics Ii Description
|SPH 513||Quantum Mechanics Ii||View Description|
Quantum Mechanics Ii Description
|SPH 523||Advanced Aeronomy||View Description|
Advanced Aeronomy Description
|SPH 522||Rock Magnetism||View Description|
Rock Magnetism Description
|SPH 521||Paleomagnetism & Its Applications||View Description|
Paleomagnetism & Its Applications Description
|SPH 520||Advance Applied Geophysics||View Description|
Advance Applied Geophysics Description
|SPH 519||Applied Geophysics||View Description|
Applied Geophysics Description
|SPH 518||Remote Sensing Physics||View Description|
Remote Sensing Physics Description
|SPH 601||Many Body Problem||View Description|
Many Body Problem Description
|SPH 533||Advanced Laboratory Techniques||View Description|
Advanced Laboratory Techniques Description
|SPH 532||Advanced Mathematical Physics||View Description|
Advanced Mathematical Physics Description
|SPH 531||Application Of Radiation||View Description|
Application Of Radiation Description
|SPH 530||Radiation Protection And Dosimetry||View Description|
Radiation Protection And Dosimetry Description
|SPH 529||Radiation Measurement And Spectroscopy||View Description|
Radiation Measurement And Spectroscopy Description
|SPH 528||Radiation Physics||View Description|
Radiation Physics Description
|SPH 527||Advanced Nuclear Physics||View Description|
Advanced Nuclear Physics Description
|SPH 526||Microcomputer Development & Interfacing||View Description|
Microcomputer Development & Interfacing Description
|SPH 525||Signal Recovery||View Description|
Signal Recovery Description
|SPH 524||Advanced Electronics||View Description|
Advanced Electronics Description
|SPH 604||Astrophysics||View Description|
|SPH 603||High Energy Physics||View Description|
High Energy Physics Description
|SPH 602||Field Theory||View Description|
Field Theory Description
|SPH 612||Theoretical Nuclear Physics||View Description|
Theoretical Nuclear Physics Description
|SPH 611||Solid State Physics Ii||View Description|
Solid State Physics Ii Description
|SPH 610||Computational Physics Ii||View Description|
Computational Physics Ii Description
|SPH 609||Remote Sensing Physics Ii||View Description|
Remote Sensing Physics Ii Description
|SPH 608||Plasma Physics||View Description|
Plasma Physics Description
|SPH 607||Projects||View Description|
|SPH 606||Group Theory||View Description|
Group Theory Description
|SPH 605||General Theory Of Relativity||View Description|
General Theory Of Relativity Description
|Level : 1|
|Semester: Non Specified|
|Course Code||Course Name||Course Hours|
|SPH 502||Statistical Mechanics||View Description|
Statistical Mechanics Description
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